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this morning on "world news now," airline inferno. the jumbo jet erupting into flames as it was getting ready to leave las vegas injuries, the evacuations and the developments overnight. she's sorry. hillary clinton apologizes for the first time for the e-mail controversy. the tough questions and her surprising answers in an abc news exclusive. new this half hour, two babies joined at the hip. how surgeons used technology to separate conjoined twins. the hopeful prognosis for two little girls. later in "the skinny," superstar quarterback tom brady. forget about deflategate. he's in the headlines because of his love life. it's wednesday, september 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan.
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we're going to get right to it. the top story. it was a very scary accident in las vegas. a british airways plane was traveling to london. it was aborted in its takeoff when one of its engines actually caught fire. >> very scary and tense moments indeed. the crew's quick thinking appears to have saved the day. >> reporter: flight 2276 roaring down the runway at 90 miles an hour. starting its long trip to london when passengers heard a big thud and saw flames from under the wing. the crew aborting the takeoff. >> may day, may day. 2276 request fire services. >> heavy fire services are on the way. >> reporter: eyewitnesss say those emergency vehicles arrived within two minutes. the 777's doors flew open and the evacuation slides deployed although thick smoke poured into one of the doors. all 159 passengers and crew members headed for the exits including dominick worthington. >> everyone realizes there's a problem. we can see smoke on both sides of the plane.
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and then we were all evacuated. so it was pretty crazy. >> reporter: passengers and flight attendants ran away from the burning plane. more than a dozen people were taken to the hospitals most injured as they went down the slides. the emergency shutting down part of the las vegas airport. attention all aircraft inbound on 7 right, emergency on 7 left possible. sounds like a fire an aircraft on fire. you can expect the possibility of a go round. >> reporter: and flights at other western airports were delayed, as well. buses brought passengers not injured to the terminal and hotels to spend the night. >> frightening ordeal. many of those passengers by the way, walked off with their bags which is not a good thing. flight crews do train for exactly this sort of emergency. a mechanical failure in an engine while taking off and flight 2276's crew was praised for handling it correctly. the national transportation safety board will be investigating. >> a wildfire that's been
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burning in yosemite national park since monday has forced several areas of the park to close. smoke from the 500-acre fire is visible throughout the park. it's unclear how the fire started. it's being investigated. additional resources to battle the flames are expected in the area today. next our exclusive interview with hillary clinton. for the first time, clinton apologizing for using her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. abc's david muir asking clinton, did she make a mistake? >> i did. i did. as i said, it was allowed, and there was no hiding it. it was totally above board. everybody in the government, i communicated with and that was a lot of people, knew i was using a personal e-mail. but i'm sorry that it has, you know, raised all of these questions. >> reporter: you mentioned everybody in the government knew that you were using this private server. >> uh-huh. >> did fellow members of the cabinet know? did the president know? >> everyone i e-mailed with and i'm not going to go into names.
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but let me say i e-mailed with many people in the white house and the rest of the government of course, across the state department, knew that i was e-mailing from a personal account. it appeared you know, as my address. >> reporter: let's go bigger picture here for a moment. many who have said to themselves hillary clinton has been in the public eye for so long that she should have known and perhaps the more important question they're asking is can hillary clinton survive this. can you? >> yes, of course i can. i, as you might guess, have been around awhile and there have been lots of attacks and counterattacks and questions raised. and i can survive it. >> reporter: we then asked her about the other news of the day, joe biden. would he make a good president? >> he could be a good president. there's no doubt about that. >> reporter: then another candidate. donald trump. >> i'm always a little amused when people get into the politics and they think that all you have to do is give speeches and the more colorful you are, the more dramatic, the more
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vehement you are, that's leadership. >> and also when asked if she questions why she's running for president, clinton says she wants to fight for all the people like her mother who needs somebody in their corner and they need a leader who cares about them again. president obama has secured enough votes to avoid an embarrassing veto on the iran nuclear deal. as congress returned from summer recess, four more democrats announced their support for the agreement, blocking republicans from passing a resolution disapproving the accord. donald trump and ted cruz will attend a rally on capitol hill today organized by the tea party to oppose the iran deal. the county clerk in kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is out of jail. but the judge gave kim davis an order. she is not to interfere with the deputy clerks in her office while granting marriage licenses. her laurel refused to say whether she would defy the courts again. davis will not return to the office until friday at the earliest. united airlines is under new
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leadership this morning. the ceo quit in the middle of a corruption investigation. the company's former boss and two other senior officials stepped down yesterday. the airline is being investigated over whether it gave preferential treatment to the former chairman of the agency that operates the airports in new york city. a new ceo has already been named. the city of baltimore has reached a tentative settlement with the parents of freddie gray, the young black man whose death sparked riots and a national outcry when his spine was nearly severed after his arrest. if the deal is approved, the family will get $6.4 million. the mayor says the settlement should not be interpreted as a judgment on the six baltimore police officers facing criminal charges in gray's death new details in the case against the south carolina police officer charged with murder shooting walter scott in the back as he ran away. attorneys for former officer michael slager say they have new evidence that could get him released on bond. they say there was a scuffle
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before the shooting was videotaped by a bystander and they accuse scott of grab agslager's taser. a hearing set for tomorrow. the woman who survived an on air shooting that killed two tv journalists is back home this morning. vicki gardener was being interviewed when the attack took place. she released a statement on facebook saying she is strong and optimistic and she says she has no thoughts of why me. gardener also wants to unite her community after the tragedy. >> two formerly conjoined twins are said to be in stable condition in a hospital in columbus, ohio. the 11-month-old sisters and their mother are from uganda. they were separated during 16 hours of surgery last week. as they recover, each of them should be able to walk. >> we're very pleased they have every opportunity now to achieve a normal life. >> here's something you don't hear about often. surgeons used a 3-d printer to map out the operation before it took place. the girls are still in intensive
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care unit. after they recover, they face some less complicated operations. parents are scrambling in seattle this morning after teachers announced they'll strike on the first day of school. last minute contract negotiations broke down over pay and other issues, as well. teachers will be on the picket lines instead of in the classrooms. 43,000 students attend classes in the seattle district. the help wanted sign is out today at chipotle. it's the first ever national career day at the restaurant chain. the goal is to hire 4,000 new employees. managers at every chipotle location will be interviewing up to 60 applicants this morning. the company says over the last year, more than 10,000 hourly employees were promoted to management roles. no word on what type of discount you get when you eat at chipotle. >> there's a future in case this doesn't work out for us. >> yeah, there you go. so before the williams sisters faced off last night at
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the u.s. open, serena williams said one thing is guaranteed that a williams will be playing in the semifinals. >> when they took the court, the star-studded crowd got quite a show. serena dominated the first set winning 6-2 but older sister venus came b back strong in the second set taking it 6-1. in the third set, it was serena. serena now moving onto the semi fims. she now is just two victories away from winning all four grand slams in the same season. and serena will face 43rd ranked roberta vinci. >> it's done. it's a set. she's in the finals. coming up in "the skinny," a who's who at the u.s. open last night to see serena and venus. and their tennis showdown. >> and also in "the skinny," the much anticipated premiere of stephen colbert as a late night host. can he bring his comedy central success to late night tv? and later a staple at the breakfast table. vanilla greek yogurt. is it as healthy as you think? first today's forecast map. you're watching "world news
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ew. dish issues? cascade platinum powers through this brownie mess better than the competition, the first time. cascade. a florida highway patrol suspects road rage was behind the attack on this mercedes, riddled with bullet holes. the driver says someone shot at him five times. he was hit in the arm. his son, who jumped out of the car to avoid being hit, suffered road rash. and police say someone has been shooting at vehicles in the phoenix area. along busy interstate 10. there have actually been nine incidents in the past ten days. the reward for anyone with information about the shooting is now up to $20,000. the atf and fbi have also joined the investigation.
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there are new developments in the case of two high school football players facing possible criminal charges for tackling a referee. >> the stunning claim from the players saying they were just following orders. abc's t.j. holmes with more. >> reporter: the referee has no idea what's coming. violently blind sided in what appears to be an intentional hit. the football players say the ref came after them first verbally. district officials say they're filing a formal complaint against that referee regarding the racial slur allegations adding those alleged slurs and the frustration over what they thought were bad calls led the players to go after the ref. there might have been something else that triggered what the school called an assault, one of the coaches. >> the students allege that assistant coach said, that guy needs to pay for cheating us. >> reporter: that coach, mack breed, is now on paid administrative leave while the district looks into this allegation.
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meanwhile the ref is speaking out, telling a website, unfortunately, this will be big news adding libel and slander have already been committed against me. the players are now suspended from the team and police are investigating the onfield incident to determine if they will face criminal charges. t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. that just keeps going. the investigation, of course, will take some time and they could face charges because some say that the helmets were possibly a weapon. >> that could be a felony if that's the case. >> absolutely. >> we'll have to see what happens in the investigation. coming up from letterman to colbert. the torch officially passed. >> plus, what tom brady had to say about those divorce rumors. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after
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♪ skinny, so skinny morning, the superstar studded u.s. open match. >> the williams sisters bringing out some of the biggest names with the hottest ticket in town, presidential hopeful and native new yorker donald trump made it out to arthur ashe stadium in queens but getting plenty of bronx cheers and boos when espn showed him on camera. >> oprah you see also there with her pal gayle king. unclear who was cheering for serena and who was rooting for venus.
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>> kim kardashian west was in the house with kendall jenner and comedian aziz ansari took in some tennis, as well. one of the many celebs who took selfies as they entered the event. >> actress and model emily ratajkski semied for the camera. so did hip-hop musician kendrick lamar senator dr. oz was there. the average price of a secondary market ticket ended up being $933 according to forbes. >> that's why we came to work. >> yeah, ouch. that's pricey. next, the night's other big event. stephen colbert's first late show. >> he kicked things off with the national anthem including a cameo from his form tercomdy central cohort jon stewart. colbert walked out to his house band stay human led by john batiste getting huge applause at the newly renovated ed sullivan theater making sure to honor his predecessor, david letterman. >> i started college the same year dave started in late night and not having the fullest social calendar.
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i was frequently available at 12:30 for dave. >> he then turned the page on the late night battles of old by checking in with competitor jimmy fallon. that's something you would never have seen letterman and leno do. >> no, absolutely not. >> don't worry, he wasn't entirely mr. nice guy. he turned on his old colbert report charm going after donald trump. >> look, you don't own me. and i don't need to play tape of you to have a successful tv show. >> barbara walters named me the most whatever it is of the year. >> i agree with barbara. you are the most whatever it is of all time. but that doesn't mean this thing doesn't mean we have to keep talking about you. someone on television should have a modicum of dignity and it could be me. >> and then something new for colbert. allowing his first guest, george clooney, to receive the audience's applause which is as
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you remember, something he was reluctant to do on his previous show. >> i like how he paid homage to his old show and welcomed in new elements of the new show. i thought it was really funny. i was kind of waiting for amal clooney to show up at that point. >> that would have been interesting. the whole renovation they did to the theater, absolutely beautiful. >> it was beautiful. the set is gorgeous. tom brady is fighting back rumors he and his model wife gisele bundchen are heading for divorce. the patriots qb who is now free from the deflategate scandal refuted a report saying gisele threatened the nasty and irritable brady with divorce during that time. on a radio show, he said "we're in a great place." >> they look like such a cute people. how can they not be in a great place. >> brady added "i'm a lucky man. i've been blessed with support from my family and certainly her." >> but this is also the brady that we got that said you know, there was no deflated balls way back when.
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and laughed it off on the radio. so what do you believe? >> i don't know. maybe she's not into all those. >> she was not by his side during the entire scandal. just saying. >> oh. >> all right. so finally, this is odd. bruno mars and a report that he might be going for an encore performance at the super bowl. >> according to billboard, someone at the nfl asked mars to perform at the entertainment halftime show for super bowl 50. he headlined the halftime show less than two years ago at super bowl xlviii and it was awesome. >> if the report holds up, he wouldn't be the only performer with multiple halftime show appearances. included in that group is gloria estefan and the grambling state university marching band. but there are other performers out there. >> he's so good. i'd love to see him back again. >> he is very good. you still have four-fifths of one direction that's out there. beyonce is still out there. >> all right. >> janet jackson is -- no.
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♪ >> brazilian music there? >> are we going to salsa our way into this breakfast segment? >> are we talking greek or brazilian. >> saying greek, because vanilla greek yogurt, is it as healthy as people say it is? >> depending on the brand, there could be a huge difference in some of the less healthy aspects of the food. abc's becky worley put it to the test. >> reporter: vanilla greek yogurt. obsessively organic, delicious. it's been the darling of the dairy section. but nutritionist maya feller says the amount of sugar varies wildly between brands. >> when you take the fat out, what you end up putting back in is sugar. >> reporter: to help us understand, she offers a visual. >> when we look at sugar and
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protein in yogurt, you're going to be so surprised. this is what we found. is that a twinkie? >> that's a twinkie. an egg white. >> greek yogurt has four egg whites worth of protein. and. >> 0 over here, we have the probiotic. of course, that's why we love yogurt. >> but the sugar can potentially be a big deal. >> we're looking at elevated lipids, diabetes, hypertension, overweight and obesity. >> reporter: the good news? across different brands of vanilla greek yogurt, the sugar numbers vary significantly. >> so the chobani had 13 grams of sugar. when you go on the upper range, the activia greek yogurt has 21 grams of sugar. >> reporter: you're saying the difference between just the brands of vanilla greek nonfat yogurt is 7 grams of sugar? >> that's approximately one popsicle or two sugar cubes. >> just between these two brands. >> between those two. if you ate this yogurt for five days a week, that would be about
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260 additional popsicles to your breakfast routine. >> 260 of these a year. >> 260 of those a year. >> reporter: we contacted the makers of activia and they said we're continually working to improve the nutrient profile of our yogurt and that includes reducing sugar. stoneyfield make a point about milk sugars. about half of the sugar in naturally occurring from the lactose and the makers of oikos also disagreed with our twinkie comparison. yogurt is a healthy option with nutrients our bodies need such as calcium, protein, vitamin d and potassium. those are not benefits that confectionery baked goods contain. becky worley, abc news, new york. >> i had no idea. >> do you know what? a lot of americans eat greek yogurt. and greek yogurt accounts for 50% of the market. >> is that right? >> yeah, so a lot of people believe in the hype. >> who knew? >> don't miss our updates on facebook at >> more news
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making news in america this morning, runway inferno. a plane packed with passengers going up in flames only seconds away from taking off. overnight, the passengers talking about the terrifying ordeal and the captain credited with saving lives. exclusive interview. hillary clinton sitting down with david muir. what she's saying about the e-mail investigation, donald trump and the moment that nearly brought her to tears. frantic call. a woman dials 911 begging to be children are trying to kill me. >> how the parents were able to get away. >> and a new era in late night laughs. stephen colbert's first show after taking over david letterman with some big-time guests.


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